Lynch, John

Tuesday, 27 April 1971

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 253 No. 4

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Northern Ireland Arms Searches.

The views of the Government on the need for impartiality in arms searches in the North and on allied matters are well known to the British Government.More Button

We have made continuous representations on these matters. I should like to refer the Deputy to a public statement I made in February, adverting specifically to this fact. Before and since then we have...More Button

So long as there are discriminatory practices in this matter or in any other way, it will be our continuous duty and our purpose to ensure that these are eliminated.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Communications from Northern Ireland Government.

There has been no formal communication from the Northern Ireland Government but, as Deputies will be aware from the recent meeting in Dublin between senior officials, there is no barrier to, or diffic...More Button

Last week I stated in reply to a parliamentary question that the talks to which I have referred today would, I hope, lead to meetings between Ministers.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - RTE Programme.

The Minister for Finance was invited by Radio Telefís Éireann to discuss on the 7 Days television programme on the 13th April, 1971, referred to by the Deputy, a wide range of subjects relating genera...More Button

I am aware that there was precedent of the nature referred to by the Deputy, but I cannot remember the content of the interview.More Button

I am obliged to Deputy Corish for answering this supplementary question.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Meeting with British Prime Minister.

I have not yet asked to have a meeting arranged with the British Prime Minister although I anticipate that, as we agreed in New York last October, we will have a meeting later this year.More Button

Order of Business.

It is proposed to take business in the following order: Nos. 24, 25 and 26. Private Members' Business will be taken from 6 p.m. to 7.30.More Button

Perhaps I might come in here. A suggestion was made last week through the newspapers, emanating from the Fine Gael Whip's office, that there was such an agreement as that referred to by Deputy Coris...More Button

Deputy Ryan is wrong. I order the Business. This is the Taoiseach's right under Standing Orders and not that of the House.More Button

We are sheltering behind no one.More Button

Do not be like a university debating society. I have said already that I do not mind when this motion is moved.More Button

I have not interfered with the Deputy in the slightest. We intend to oppose this motion to suspend Standing Orders. There is no question of sheltering because the Deputies, if they do not move it no...More Button

May I again refute the interjection made by Deputy Richie Ryan who alleged here that whatever decision you made you made it, in his words, “after discussion with the Taoiseach”? I want to say, and yo...More Button

I am entitled to refute what Deputy Ryan said and as far as I am concerned the House can vote on this issue now.More Button

That is a matter for the Chair.More Button

I am not acting as the Ceann Comhairle.More Button

As I have already said it does not suit my convenience at all. I would prefer to have it over and done with now.More Button

All right, I will agree to have it now. Put the motion now. I am not concerned about what time it is. Put your motion now, make a short statement, I will reply to your short statement and we will h...More Button

Do you want it or not?More Button

If they want a debate on their substantive motion I suggest to Deputy Cosgrave that if he makes a short statement now I will make a short statement in reply and then we can vote on his motion.More Button

On the basis of a short statement from Deputy Cosgrave and a short reply from me I am agreeing to it. I am giving my agreement on conditions.More Button

If you want two hours for your substantive motion you can have that if you win this.More Button

Standing Orders give me certain powers and I am entitled and intend to take action under them.More Button

We have done it.More Button

I have made a suggestion that I propose to agree to the taking of this motion now on condition that Deputy Cosgrave makes a short statement and I be given the right to reply in a short statement. I a...More Button

Suspension of Standing Order 46 and Modification of Standing Order 87: Motion.

I appreciate the contributions by the leaders of the Opposition parties and that they have not gone into the merits of this matter because I think that is only proper when we are discussing a simple m...More Button

In any event I shall give the Deputy a present of whatever time it was. They informed the private secretary that a certain motion No. 18, which is the substantive motion to which this motion to suspe...More Button

I did not interfere in any way with the other speakers; I think I am entitled to the same courtesy. As six months have not elapsed the Ceann Comhairle ruled that the matter was not in order. This mot...More Button

All right, I will desist from it with one more statement. Not only did I make my statement following that examination but on a written statement from the head of the Civil Service. That is available ...More Button

Private Members' Business: - Business of Dáil.

Deputies will have an opportunity tomorrow to vote confidence or no confidence in the Government——More Button

——in a most crucial test for any Government, the Budget.More Button

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